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Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Dennis Streeter specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Merrillville, IN. Dr. Streeter attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,038
  • Medicare Cost: $592
Dr. Adam Eric Perlmutter, DO
Specializes in Urology
400 West 84th Drive
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Adam Perlmutter, who practices in Valparaiso, IN, Merrillville, IN, and Dyer, IN, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Perlmutter is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Family Health Plus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,970 - $6,930
  • Medicare Cost: $449 - $1,624
Dr. Ramakrishnan Ramakrishnan Unni, MD
Specializes in Urology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. P. Unni's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Unni is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Unni's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $4,590
  • Medicare Cost: $647 - $789
Dr. Prayuk Andrew Waran, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
9470 Broadway
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. P. Waran is a specialist in women's health and gynecology. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York Downtown Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Waran include infertility, fibroids, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Waran is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Waran is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is conversant in Thai. He is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Waran is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Tumor, Urinary Incontinence, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Tyler Edwards Emley, MD
Specializes in Urology
400 West 84th Drive
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Tyler Emley specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Emley speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Emley honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $716 - $1,488
Dr. Timothy Edward Wiess, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
9470 Broadway
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Timothy Wiess' medical specialty is women's health and gynecology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Wiess include infertility, fibroids, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Wiess is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network and Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiess is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Wiess completed his residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Tumor, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Pelvic Prolapse, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Robert Billmeyer, MD
Specializes in Urology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Brian Billmeyer's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Billmeyer's areas of expertise include robotic surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at Lahey Clinic. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Billmeyer has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $230 - $942
Dr. Tom Nicholas Galouzis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7895 Grand Boulevard
Hobart, IN
 

Dr. Tom Galouzis is a general surgery specialist in Hobart, IN, Crown Point, IN, and Michigan City, IN. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Galouzis has a special interest in robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Galouzis attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,238 - $5,700
  • Medicare Cost: $580 - $991
Dr. Ramesh Unni, MD
Specializes in Urology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Ramesh Unni's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Unni include robotic surgery. Dr. Unni honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Unni is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,662 - $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $183 - $777
Dr. Keith R Pitchford, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1129 Merrillville Road
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Keith Pitchford's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Crown Point, IN, Highland, IN, and Saint John, IN. Dr. Pitchford is professionally affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pitchford takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,948 - $5,280
  • Medicare Cost: $165 - $547
Dr. Francis Xavier Hussey, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
1201 South Main Street
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Francis Hussey, who practices in Crown Point, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN, is a medical specialist in women's health and gynecology. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Hussey is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Hussey has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Bruce Robert Yalowitz, MD
Specializes in Urology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Bruce Yalowitz practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Yalowitz has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Yalowitz is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000 - $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $223 - $788
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Richard Oni is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Oni's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Nigeria.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Van Siatras, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
101 East 87th Avenue; Suite 420
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. James Siatras' area of specialization is general surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siatras is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Siatras trained at St. James Hospital and Health Centers. Dr. Siatras is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $747
  • Medicare Cost: $134
Dr. Harry Albert Moffitt, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11360 Broadway
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Harry Moffitt is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Moffitt studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. Dr. Moffitt has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,466 - $4,921
  • Medicare Cost: $152 - $402
Dr. Yukmei Rebecca Lam, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
7310 West Lincoln Highway
Crown Point, IN
 

Dr. Y. Lam is a specialist in women's health and gynecology. She works in Schererville, IN, Crown Point, IN, and Dyer, IN. She is especially interested in menstrual disorders, menopause, and gynecologic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Lam studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. On average, patients gave Dr. Lam a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.